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Actress Laurie Holden used to kick serious zombie butt on the first three seasons of The Walking Dead, but now she is also fighting some real life jerks — sex traffickers. Holden was involved in a recent sting operation in Cartagena, Colombia and caught four sex traffickers, saving more than 50 girls, many of which were under 18.  She told CBC News, "We pretended we were having a big bachelor party, so my role was the girlfriend of one of the ... Read More
In honor of International Women's Day (IWD) coming up this Saturday March 8th, Catapult - a crowd-funding website championing the empowerment of women and girls - created a series of photos as a part of a visual campaign depicting the growing global epidemic of sex slavery, child slavery, and child brides.  The campaign created mock magazine covers, nearly identical to the well-known pop-culture magazines we see stuffed into our newsstands.  These covers ... Read More
  FAIR Girls is a wonderful organization that works to prevent exploitation of girls and end sex trafficking in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States.  FAIR stands for “Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored,” which is exactly what these young survivors of prostitution and violence become.  The name, according to their site, “reflects our ongoing commitment to providing girls around the world the chance to live ... Read More
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